Surprise in the defense of Bayern!
Everything that had happened seemed the duo of the world champion.
In the last secret sessions of training, Boateng and Hummels played in their majority, also in the final of the Telekom Cup and in the secret test of Qatar Kovac sat in the duo tested. Both trained in the preparation really strong, finally they are apt.
Now, Slele receives the preference, as often in the first round (20 times, starting eleven in 26 matches).
Shortly before the game Kovac makes it clear: Süle is defined anyway. The question was apparently only: Hummels or Boateng?
Kovac for his decision: "He (Süle; d.Red.) Is ahead of the other two at this time."
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Posch, Vogt, Hübner – Kaderabek, Demirbay, Bittencourt, Schulz – Belfodil, Kramaric – Joelinton
Bavaria: New: Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Martinez, Goretzka, Thiago – Müller, Coman – Lewandowski